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Locals put big runs up against host

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WILLIAMSPORT — ABC had a show on Saturday afternoon called Wide World of Sports famous for its slogan: The thrill of victory and the agony of defeat. Mifflin County felt nothing but the thrill after getting the 15-2 win over Altoona in five innings in the opening round of the District 8 ...

Juniata County 11s win District 13 title

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LAURELTON — Daylyn Kennedy nearly went the distance on the mound as Juniata County defeated Central Columbia 5-1 to become the Little League District 13 Minor 11 baseball champion on Friday at West End Field of Dreams ballpark. “It’s special these boys have been working hard since we ...

Speedweek dry spell ends

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MECHANICSBURG — The Mitch Smith Memorial was rained out Friday night at Williams Grove Speedway. Track officials did not indicate Friday when or whether the tribute race — which was to be part of Speedweek — will be made up. Qualifying time trials were completed with Lance Dewease ...

15s rained out again; state changes

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ALTOONA — For the second straight day, the Babe Ruth District 8 15-year-old tournament was rained out. Mifflin County will take on Altoona at noon today in a winners bracket game. Both teams are1-0. The winner will advance to the district final on Sunday. If Mifflin County loses, it ...

Spikes pack it on against Scrappers

State College Spikes

NILES, Ohio — The State College Spikes matched New York-Penn League season highs in offensive output with 13 runs and 15 hits to give starting pitcher Scott Politz his first-ever professional win and earn a 13-6 victory over the Mahoning Valley Scrappers on Friday night at Eastwood ...

Juniata falls to West End 13s

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WILLIAMSPORT — In their return to Babe Ruth All-Stars after a lengthy absence, the 15-year-old team from Juniata County lost a hard-fought battle to West End (Williamsport) by a final score of 4-2 in the first game of the District 8 tournament Thursday at Logue Field. Makai Day went the ...

Mifflin Co. begins 13 play today

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WILLIAMSPORT — One thing is assured for the Mifflin County Babe Ruth 13-year-old all-stars — they will advance to the state tournament no matter where they finish in the District 8 tournment that starts today. That’s because Mifflin County will be host to the state tournament starting on ...

MC hosts District 8 14 tourney

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MCVEYTOWN — Two teams dominate the Mifflin County Babe Ruth 14-year-old all-stars roster when the team begins play in District 8 play on today at Armagh Memorial Field. Mifflin County tackles West End (Williamsport) at 8 p.m., while in the first game (at 4:30 p.m.) Juniata County plays ...

Rahmer wins Hagerstown, takes points lead

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HAGERSTOWN, Md. — Freddie Rahmer took the lead from Lucas Wolfe and went on to win the Pennsylvania Sprint Car Speedweek race Thursday night at Hagerstown Speedway. Rahmer’s win in the Johnny Grum Memorial was worth $5,000 and gave him the series points lead with two events remaining. He ...

Fireworks as Spikes handle Scrappers

State College Spikes

NILES, Ohio — A four-hit game from Donivan Williams, Matt Duce’s first professional home run and another stellar pitching effort combined to give the State College Spikes their seventh consecutive win at Eastwood Field in a 7-1 Independence Day victory over the Mahoning Valley ...